Forever A Tourist

December 12, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Beauty-Makeup-Blogger-Outfit-Style-Winter-Trends-Blanket-Scarf-Ripped-Jeans-3I’ve lived in Arlington for nearly ten years, which is freaking crazy for me to even contemplate, because it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long—I really have no clue how I’ve survived on my own for so long, to be honest lol. Adulthood??? WHAT?! But anyway, living in Arlington has been such a great experience because I get to live literally a stone’s throw away from the Nation’s Capital. From my apartment, I could probably spit and hit a monument (I wouldn’t though, cuz that’s nasty), and despite the proximity to a major city, such as DC, I never get tired of admiring it both from afar, and from within. I never get tired of the museums, the monuments, the mashup of classic and modern architecture, the colorful row houses, the people—DC, on the outside can seem really boring, and really conservative (it has its moments), but, it’s also filled with a colorful, rich history, and has it’s own unique culture(s) that cannot be matched.
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November Favorites

December 5, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Blogger-Fashion-Beauty-Makeup-Favorites-November-2014-11Since I didn’t get to blog through most of November, I thought I would do a run down of all the things I have been loving all through out last month. Now that Winter is here in full force, my main concerns have just been to stay warm, and keep my skin and hair healthy, and hydrated—basically, everyone’s main concerns in the winter. Hopefully, you guys are able to grab a few of these items yourself, and try them out! Continue Reading…

Walk Boldly In The Direction of Your Dreams

November 14, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Fashion-Style-Lookbook-Cape-Altuzarra-For-Target-Fall-Trends-14Happy Friday, everyone! It’s been a busy week, that’s for sure! I guess, instead of my usual fodder, I can fill you in a little about what I’m up to lately! I know I always seem like I’m doing something, I just never really disclose what that something is. I guess, like most people, I don’t like to let the cat out of the bag until I know for sure that something will come of it, and lately, my God, there’s been quite a lot of something going around!

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November 7, 2014

Superwaxx-The-Glossier-Made-For-This-Art-Show-Exhibit-Washington-DC-Hierarchy-43The Made For Th!s exhibit is where childhood nostalgia, and your wild imagination collide. The exhibit is hosted by No Kings Collective, and held at the Hierarchy DC gallery— this is the very first solo exhibition for Richmond native, SUPERWAXX, and upon entering, you immediately recognize the imagery and cultural references she utilizes, but as you get closer to each piece, you can see where her style shines through. It’s a hybrid of animation, street art, and graffiti that is executed effortlessly, and you can see why she has shown in places like New York, Miami, Boston, and even Cuba.

As a lover of art, and in particular, Pop Art, this exhibit was refreshing, neither the art nor the artist take themselves too seriously— in fact, these pieces are actually fun, and were mostly inspired by her childhood. You can spot huge cartoon and animation influences throughout all of the pieces, but, The Simpsons are her ultimate muses—an entire section of the gallery was devoted to America’s favorite family, we snacked on pink donuts a la Homer, and come on, she even rocked a Bart hat on Opening Night. After the jump, check out some of her pieces, and watch the interview we shot with her at the opening!
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Outfitted x #ShopWithChevy

October 27, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Shop-With-Chevy-Outfitted-Shops-Event-DC-Blogger-Fashion-Style-11Last month, I attended the Outfitted x #ShopWithChevy pop up shop at The Loft at 600 F in DC. I was originally just going to be attending as a blogger, but, I was offered the opportunity to help with setting up the event, and helping to style the guests who came to shop, and I thought it would be a lot of fun to try it out. When I arrived, people were hustling to get the space finished before the afternoon party began, there were beautiful Earthy decorations of feathers and burlap and pom poms everywhere, with pops of glitter and glamour. The clothes were beautifully curated for this event(I LOVED the kimonos), and so, my task was to organize a showroom of all the merchandise, along with fellow DC fashionisto, Voltaire. He and I both have visual merchandising backgrounds, and we collaborated on how to set up a really nice boutique area, which worked out really well. I loved being able to help, and to get experience with setting up events like this. I ended up having a great time partying with the lovely people at Outfitted, and Chevy, and all of DC’s most fashionable. I have tons of photos from the event, so, instead of me being longwinded about it, I’ll just show you! Enjoy the eye candy! Happy Monday! Continue Reading…

ORS Nature’s Secret Tour x Ubiquitous Hair Show

October 27, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Events-Ubiquitous-Hair-Show-ORS-Hair-Care-Beauty-Convention-18Several weeks ago, I had the chance to meet up with the ORS Nature’s Secret Tour when it stopped in DC, at the beautiful Omni Shoreham Hotel, along with the Ubiquitous Hair Show. This was my first time ever going to a hair show, and while it was totally a lot of fun, it was also a little overwhelming! Luckily, I was able to bring along one of my best friends, Anastasia, and we navigated the madness together.
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I Only Look Expensive

October 16, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-Box-Braids-Leather-Pencil-Skirt-Shoemint-4This may come as shock to some people, but, I’m not wealthy or well-off—not even close. In the last year, I’ve really had to buckle down financially, and I haven’t been able to buy things as carelessly, and frivolously as I once did. It can be annoying at times, but, I look at it like a challenge more than a burden. I get a lot of compliments on my clothes and shoes choices, and often times, people assume that everything I own is designer, or really expensive. I can assure you, that that’s not the case, at all.

This look is basically an ode to the Classics, as I like to call them, they are the building blocks of my wardrobe, essentially. They can make anyone look just as good, or expensive. I think something like a trench coat, simple shirt, skirt, and the right heels can go a long way. These are the kind of pieces that have longevity in my closet, and can be mixed and matched with other pieces in as many different ways as I can think of. I think the key for looking really put together is getting the basics down, and serving it with a whole lot of confidence.

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Eye, Lips, & Face: My Every Day Makeup Essentials

October 13, 2014

The-Glossier-Fashion-Beauty-Makeup-Blogger-Nars-Mac-Cosmetics-Hourglass-Make-Up-For-Ever-Ruby-Woo-Lipstick-Blush-Girly-Essentials-5Despite having a ton of different makeup in my stash, I find that I am drawn to the same few products on a daily basis—I guess it’s similar to having a closet full of clothes, and only wearing the same things over and over again. Now that I’m a little more busy, I don’t have as much time to get done up in the morning, as I did before, so I had to switch up my routine to something that I could do as quickly as possible; I’ve been really into that whole no-makeup-makeup thing, and the following products are what I use to achieve this look effortlessly.
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Tartan Is The New Black

October 9, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-Box-Braids-Varsity-Letter-W-Tartan-Pants-Zara-Forever-21-H&M-2“Tartan? For Fall? Groundbreaking.”

As non-revolutionary as breaking out Tartan in the Fall may seem, I just can’t get enough. Some things come around every season, without fail, because they are classics. Tartan is something that I never get tired of seeing, and I especially love seeing how people interpret this pattern into their wardrobes. Tartan can come in an array of different color combinations, but, my all time favorite color combo is blue and green. These ankle pants (from Zara) are a staple in my closet come Fall/Winter, ever since I bought them a couple of years ago; I find that they work well with a plethora of different looks: they can be preppy, punk, conservative, flirty, etc., and I love that I’m able to switch it up, if I wanted to. Some people might find dressing in tartan tricky, but, honestly, treat it almost like a neutral, and you can wear it with whatever you want!

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Officer On Deck

October 6, 2014

Tasha-James-The-Glossier-Fashion-Style-Beauty-Lifestyle-Blogger-DC-Arlington-Top-Streetstyle-Editorial-Box-Braids-Combat-Boots-Green-Dress-Asos-4If there’s one thing I enjoy more than dressing like a boy, it’s incorporating military-inspired attire into my looks. Fun fact about me: I am kind of obsessed with the military—history of wars, weapons, vehicles, and especially the uniforms! Back in High School, I was even in NJROTC (Naval Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, for those not familiar with the abbreviation), and it was one of my most favorite activities. I’m not sure why I signed up for the class in the first place, probably because all of my friends did it, but, it turned out to be one of the best experiences of my adolescence. NJROTC taught me many skills, like leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and pride in my personal appearance. Everyone pretty much hated their uniforms (we had to wear them to school once a week, for a grade), but I loved it. It wasn’t the most fun thing in the world, wearing a polyester shirt and pants and uncomfortable shoes all day, but, it was what it was—either wear the uniform correctly, or fail. Since I was kind of a nerd, failing wasn’t an option. Attention to details is what passed or failed you on Uniform Day; everyone had the same white shirt, and black pants, the difference was, some people had grimy ring-around-the-collar, non-pressed pants, white socks, non-polished shoes, crooked ribbons and name tags, or no cover (hat); I never understood why it was so hard for people to prepare themselves for this one assignment, that reoccured weekly—but, then again, it was high school, and getting teenagers to care about anything other than themselves, is a feat in and of itself.

My brain is basically wired for extreme attention to detail, and I think that’s why I did so well in that class—I eventually made my way to being an Officer, and in Senior year, I was this close to actually enlisting in the Navy—but, my friend Ashley got me interested in going to art school, which seemed like a lot more fun.

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